Introducing the Rat Rover
Anyone who has ever owned a Land Rover will have stories to tell. The older a car is, the more things it will have seen in its life and old Defenders will certainly have seen some action. The scratches on the wing, the slightly bent door panels, the bump on the rear corner might make it look a little ratty, but they all show that your Defender has real memories. In fact, your car should look rough if it’s over 30 years old or it’s probably not lived much of a life.
However, all those adventures take their toll and it may be that that same trusted old Landy is coming towards the end. The chassis is rotten, the engine takes a while to start now, the gearbox whines and as for that clunking noise from underneath, well you don’t really want to look but it sounds bad. It’s cold, uncomfortable, noisy and your friends say it really is time to get rid.
You could go out and buy a new shiny 4x4 and be just like everyone else, but you love your Land Rover, so the question is what to do?